Hyper Yielding Crops Initiative
Host: Tony Crowley | Date: 05 Aug 2020
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The national Hyper Yielding Crops initiative is the GRDC’s new investment to push crop yield boundaries in high yield potential grain-growing environments across Australia.
The initiative will involve five centres of excellence. Attached to each centre of excellence will be five focus farms (25 farms in total) and a lead grower network aimed at taking research and development learnings from small plot to paddock scale.
Grower and adviser involvement is now being sought to inform the research direction.
Through the new investment, high yield potential cultivars suited to local environments will be identified and the most appropriate agronomic management tactics – including paddock selection and preparation, canopy management, disease, weed and pest control, and crop nutrition strategies – will be explored to assist grower and adviser decision making.
Nick Poole, Managing Director
Foundation for Arable Research Australia
+61 499 888 066
Jon Midwood, TechCrop Services
0400 666 434
Riverine Plains, NSW
Stirlings to Coast farmers, WA
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